What makes it interesting?
This project was interesting because workspace and staging areas were extremely limited, and required crews and equipment to work in close proximity to taxiing airplanes. Work was often disrupted while crews waited for planes to taxi in and out of Concourse A. Most of the airplanes were good about following the temporary detour striping to route them around the project, but a few planes did not, as seen in one of the submitted photos. The wing of a particular airplane (shown in the photo) extended well into the workspace, barely missing a loader and passing over one of the pick-ups and an employee. (This was not the first time on this project that this happened, just the one caught on camera!)
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
This project was bid with HCSS HeavyBid and managed with HCSS HeavyJob. On bid day, using the HeavyBid quote folder system to manage material prices and subcontractors was essential. The HCSS HeavyJob Field Mobile App was used on this job and allowed our field personnel to quickly and accurately report and track vital job data. This included: employee timecard information, equipment hours, and production quantities with an electronic, single-entry source. The project field teams were able to make critical production and daily cost-based decisions in as close to real-time as possible and review results with their crews daily, without waiting for a print out from the office to tell them how they did that day.
With the app, all the needed HeavyBid estimate and crew information was available to each field foreman to help drive the production and performance results of his crew.
This project consisted of the reconstruction of a Portland Concrete Cement Paving taxiway directly in front of Concourse A at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Work required crews to break up and remove 11,600 square yards of existing concrete pavement, excavate 17,000 cubic yards of existing material, and replace with recycled concrete cobble and granular fill material in preparation for 16 inches of new concrete pavement over 6 inches of lean concrete base.Throughout the project close coordination between the Airport Operations group and construction crews was required to ensure construction traffic and taxiing airplanes did not have any conflicts.